Olympiacos F.C.

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Full nameP.A.E. Olympiacos C.F.P.
Nickname(s)Legent, "Red and whites"
GroundKaraiskakis Stadium,
Piraeus, Attica, Greece
Capacity33,344 [1]
ChairmanVangelis Marinakis
ManagerJosé Luis Mendilibar
LeagueSuper League Greece
2021/221st (Champions)

P.A.E. Olympiacos C.F.P. is a football club which plays in Greece. The club based in Piraeus, Greece. The colours of Olympiacos is red and white and its emblem is an adolescent with a crown made of laurel, representing an ancient Olympic Games winner. It is the most successful Greek team. Up to 2021-22 season they have won forty-seven League titles, twenty-eight Greek Cups and four Greek Super Cups, more titles than any other Greek team and it is one of the three teams that have never been relegated from the first division.

Olympiacos is the most popular Greek club with around two and a half million fans in Greece and was placed ninth on the list with the most paid up members in the world in 2006, having 83,000 registered members as of April 2006. They share a great and long-standing rivalry with Panathinaikos.

Stadium[change | change source]

The Karaiskakis Stadium during a 2009–10 UEFA Champions League match against Arsenal

The Karaiskakis Stadium is the current (since 2004) and traditional home of Olympiacos. With a capacity of 32,115, it is the largest football-only stadium and the second largest football stadium in Greece. It was built in 1895 as Neo Phaliron Velodrome, to host the cycling events for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. Olympiacos started using it since its foundation in 1925. In 1964 it was renovated and was given its current name after Georgios Karaiskakis a military commander of the Greek War of Independence, with an athletics track around the pitch.

Olympiacos left the Karaiskakis Stadium temporarily and played at the newly built Athens Olympic Stadium in 1984. 1989 the team returned to their traditional home, where they played until 1997. Olympiacos went back to the Athens Olympic Stadium till 2002. In 2002 they movedto the Georgios Kamaras Stadium in Rizoupoli, home of Apollon Smyrnis till 2004

In 2003 the stadium was given to Olympiacos in order to build a football-only ground to be used for the football tournament of the 2004 Olympics. Olympiacos got exclusive use of the stadium until 2052. The old stadium was demolished in the spring of 2003 and the new one was completed on 30 June 2004 .[2] The stadium als has a museum of Olympiacos.[3]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 26 August 2022[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Czech Republic Czech Republic Tomáš Vaclík
2 DF Croatia Croatia Šime Vrsaljko
4 MF Guinea Guinea Mady Camara
5 MF Greece Greece Andreas Bouchalakis (captain)
6 MF France France Yann M'Vila
7 MF Greece Greece Kostas Fortounis
8 MF Cameroon Cameroon Pierre Kunde
9 FW Egypt Egypt Ahmed Hassan
10 MF Denmark Denmark Philip Zinckernagel
11 FW Morocco Morocco Youssef El-Arabi (vice-captain)
14 DF Greece Greece Thanasis Androutsos
15 DF Greece Greece Sokratis Papastathopoulos
16 DF Israel Israel Doron Leidner
17 MF Greece Greece Marios Vrousai
18 FW South Korea South Korea Hwang Ui-jo (on loan from Nottingham Forest)
19 MF Greece Greece Georgios Masouras
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF Guinea Guinea Aguibou Camara
23 DF Greece Greece Leonardo Koutris
24 DF Senegal Senegal Ousseynou Ba
26 DF Spain Spain Pipa
28 MF France France Mathieu Valbuena (third-captain)
30 MF United States United States Konrad de la Fuente (on loan from Marseille)
31 GK Iceland Iceland Ögmundur Kristinsson
33 MF South Korea South Korea Hwang In-beom
44 DF Greece Greece Kostas Manolas
45 DF Moldova Moldova Oleg Reabciuk
47 FW Mauritania Mauritania Aboubakar Kamara
66 DF Senegal Senegal Pape Abou Cissé
77 MF Cape Verde Cape Verde Garry Rodrigues
88 GK Greece Greece Konstantinos Tzolakis
97 MF Serbia Serbia Lazar Ranđelović

Honours[change | change source]

Domestic competitions[change | change source]

European competitions[change | change source]

Regional[change | change source]

  • Piraeus FCA Championship]
    • Winners (25) (record): 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

Doubles[change | change source]

  • Winners (18) (record): 1946–47, 1950–51, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1998–99, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2019–20

References[change | change source]

  1. Karaiskakis Stadium
  2. "New Karaiskaki Stadium". stadia.gr. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. "The museum of Olympiacos". Olympiacos.org. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  4. "Team". olympiacos.org. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  5. Olympiacos titles, Olympiacos official website olympiacos.org